Malbec World Day 2017

Domingo Faustino Sarmiento

What is World Malbec Day?

On April 17th, 1853, president Domingo Faustino Sarmiento of Argentina announced his decision to revitalize his country's wine industry. French soil expert Michel Aimé Pouget was asked to bring over suitable vines, and of those Malbec was selected. The Mendoza province in Argentina had the perfect climate and soil for these grape vines; and, due to a series of unfortunate phylloxera plagues to hit the French wine industry, by 1956 Argentina had become the only country growing the original Malbec vines of French origin. Today Malbec has become Argentina's most recognized variety, and is synonymous with Argentine wine.

In 2011 the industry group Wines of Argentina decreed Malbec World Day to take place on April 17th in recognition of the growing popularity of the Malbec variety in the United States and elsewhere, and as a tribute to the bill Sarmiento introduced on this day.

Since then events and tastings have been held in cities around the world on April 17th to celebrate Argentine Malbec.


                Domingo Faustino Sarmiento


Wine Producers in ArgentinaMalbec Grapes

   19th Century Wine Producers in Argentina                              Malbec Grapes


Did you know?

Rotating Globe with Shanghai and Argentina

Argentina is as far away from Shanghai as you can possibly get! The point on the surface of the Earth on the direct opposite side, the antipode, comes out near the border between Argentina and Uruguay.

Great wine from a world away, literally…


Mendoza MapThis month, in celebration of World Malbec Day, Shanghai9 is pleased to offer you a selection of fantastic Argentine wines from the Mendoza region, including 3 new additions to our Malbec collection.

And to show our appreciation we have dramatically slashed prices.

Order now while stocks last! 




Trivento Bodegas Y Vinedos




 Clos de Los Siete


Trivento Reserve Malbec

Regular Price: CN¥130.00



Flechas de Los Andes Aguaribay Malbec

Regular Price: CN¥140.00



Clos de los Siete

Regular Price: CN¥295.00


Argento Wine Company  

Argento Wine Company


Argento Wine Company

AG Forty Seven Malbec Shiraz

Regular Price: CN¥135.00



Argento Malbec

Regular Price: CN¥125.00



Argento Selección Malbec

Regular Price: CN¥150.00


Trivento Bodegas Y Vinedos  

Trivento Tribu Malbec, Mendoza

Regular Price: CN¥90.00



Happy Malbec World Day!